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BRIEF: PPGWNI seeking young activists for organizing & policy institute

image003-1Planned Parenthood is seeking young activists to join in the Youth Organizing & Policy Institute: 2014 Power Tour.

This summer Planned Parenthood will be working with affiliates and local organizations to engage about 1,000 young adults and emerging leaders in the fight for sexual and reproductive freedom, according to a press release.

The three to four-day institutes will provide organizing trainings, skills building trainings and issue briefings. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to engage in advocacy efforts.

Those between the ages of 18 and 28 are invited to participate in the Washington State institute, which will be held in Olympia July 31- Aug. 3. Those interested can apply online or email rachel.wright@ppgwni.org for more information.  

About Tracy Simmons

Tracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti.
Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut. Currently she serves as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash. She is also a Scholarly Assistant Professor at Washington State University.

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